New law lets sick 9/11 workers continue to sue
A new law signed by Gov. David Paterson lets thousands of sick ground zero workers sue, overriding deadlines previously set.
After the Sept. 11 Victims Relief Fund ran out, workers could only sue New York City. However, many missed the opportunity to do so because they had to file within 90 days of their diagnoses.
Unsung Heroes Helping Heroes President Martin Bethea says those workers can participate in the class-action lawsuit against the city under way. Sick workers denied lawsuits and those who never tried to sue the city before can take part.
Ground zero workers now have until Sept. 16, 2010 to file suit against the city.